Meat sellers from the Free Market of Maracay, Aragua State, reported that the economy is suffocating them. They said that sales during this quarantine, generated by the Covid-19, collapsed by more than 60%.
“This is bad, very bad because sales have dropped. People can’t come because they don’t have gasoline, they don’t have transportation,” said Freddy Solórzano, a meat salesman.
Solórzano added that prices are very high because the butcher shop is buying the products in dollars. “It’s impossible to put an exact price when the dollar goes up every day,” he explained.
The inhabitants of Maracay reiterated that the failures to supply their vehicles with gasoline persist. Drivers have been waiting in long lines since dawn to try to refuel their cars.